Meet our Building Services Tutors!
We’d like to introduce you to our Building Services tutors!
We are proud to have a professional team of tutors who are passionate about making a difference to the lives and careers of all our students.
Our tutors come from various backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students.
Head of Building Services
After completing a four apprenticeship in Plumbing & heating, I dedicated most of my career to running my property refurbishment business specialising in bespoke luxury kitchens and bathrooms. I have also served as engineering manager and Projects manager for one of the world’s leading hotel chains, overseeing multi-million pound hotel refurbishment. I entered further education in 2009 as a plumbing lecturer, progressed to Program coordinator for the school of Engineering and now have the pleasure of being Head of School for Building services.
Building Services Tutor - Carpentry
After studying City & Guilds in Handmade Furniture Craft and Carpentry at the Hertfordshire College of Building, I enjoyed a successful career in the construction industry as a Carpenter. Prior to starting at West Herts College I ran my own carpentry business working mainly in the residential sector. Accruing a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry fuelled my desire to venture into the world of education to teach the next generation. In 2016 I completed my Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS).
Building Services Learning Assistant
I am a Learning Assistant for all of the Construction Skills Level 1 courses and Maintenance Operations Level 2 courses. I also help with organising and monitoring GAP placements for students. I was a former student at the College for two years and completed my Bricklaying Level 1 and Level 2 here.
I have over 30 years’ experience in the building, plumbing and gas trade, most of them as a self-employed Sole trader. I am presently and have been Gas Safe registered for 20 years and still work in the trade on weekends and College holidays. I began teaching in 2013 and completed my teaching qualifications in 2016. I am currently responsible for teaching and assessing level 3 NVQ plumbing apprentices which includes Gas qualifications.